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The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program Manager will support the advancement of School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD) student, faculty, and staff DEI-related learning and development efforts. In fulfillment of this objective, the DEI Program Manager will operate the administrative and programmatic functioning and the fulfillment of SMTD’s DEI-related short and long-term DEI strategic efforts in collaboration with the Chief Officer for DEI. This position works closely with Chief Officer for DE and Human Resources to manage elements of annual budgets related to SMTD’s DEI programmatic offerings in collaboration with other campus units and external organizations.
Reporting to: Chief Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Program Management (70%)
Manage the design and implementation of SMTD DEI-related programming that include topics as it relates to anti-racism and bias mitigation in the performing arts. Advise/supervise student Programming Assistant(s) and actively partner with SMTD departments/units and campus partners.
Manage and facilitate all aspects of assigned curricular and co-curricular programs including, but not limited to inclusive instructional and classroom management skills, intercultural development and communication skill building, and bias mitigation skill development.
Responsible for coordinating logistical elements of event planning including room reservations, guest travel and accommodations, and vendor contract development.
Partner with SMTD departments and other campus units as appropriate.
Develop and manage a robust marketing and promotional plan for DEI-related efforts in conjunction with the SMTD Marketing and Communications Team.
Supervision and Direct Service (15%)
Direct supervision of approximately 1-2 graduate and undergraduate student staff as appropriate. Make recommendations on hiring, negotiate work schedules, and assignments; approve timecard.
Work with student staff to clearly define their roles and work in collaboration with one another in areas of intersection; including establishing agreed upon learning outcomes and measures of success.
Respond to the needs, concerns, and questions from communities and individuals SMTD serves through advising, consulting, and connecting them to campus and community resources.
Provide conflict resolution and referral services to students, faculty, and staff of all identities utilizing a culturally competent framework.
Assessment and Evaluation (10%)
Enhance existing assessment and evaluation DEI-related efforts impacting student, faculty, and staff learning and development to better demonstrate the impact of SMTD’s DEI efforts across campus and nationally.
Modify learning and development programming as needed based on data and trends in DEI, higher education, and organizational development research and best practices.
Implement and improve processes for tracking participation and engagement with DEI programming to better understand SMTD community trends and explore areas of growth for efforts relating to DEI and organizational change.
Ensure that DEI programming exemplifies SMTD’s values and meet educational outcomes, particularly those of SMTD’s DEI goals and related outcomes.
Support the Chief Officer in the preparation of the annual budget as it relates to SMTD’s DEI efforts. Develop and monitor processes to track day-to-day expenses of the related programming budgets.
Recommend and implement systems for the unit to manage internal operations, policies, and processes with efficiency, consistency, and clarity that aligns and is consistent with SMTD’s goals and mission.
Attend to University compliance issues as it relates to policies and procedures within SMTD’s DEI efforts.
Assist in the preparation of annual and periodic reports as needed to demonstrate SMTD’s work and impact with DEI-related initiatives.
Arrange logistics for guests
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Organizational Development, Higher Education, Psychology, Social Work).
Minimum two (2) years of work experience in higher education, student affairs, human resources, or related field.
Experience managing programmatic design, implementation, and/or assessment of DEI initiatives.
Experience analyzing information relating to professional development and/or learning outcome data.
Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., Organizational Development, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Psychology, Social Work).
Previous supervisory experience of student or volunteer staff at a higher education institution or related field.
Program development, facilitation, and assessment experience in topics such as inclusive teaching, bias mitigation, and organizational change.
Work Environment: This position will primarily work from the Earl V. Moore Building and includes periodic work with events and workshops that occur during the evening and/or
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities (both personal and social identities), cultures, backgrounds, ideologies with a commitment towards inclusion.
Strong commitment to developmentally appropriate approaches and strategies in working with students, faculty, and staff.
Strong administrative, managerial, and organizational skills.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and handle additional responsibilities where needed.
Strong interpersonal skills in working with others, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proven facilitation experience and the ability to work collaboratively and motivate others toward shared goals.
Ability to relate well with an understanding of today’s college students, faculty, and staff to ensure a positive impact of work to address the needs and concerns of the SMTD community.
Ability to navigate ambiguity and complexities associated with working in a large and decentralized campus environment.
A pre-employment background check must be conducted before a candidate may receive a firm offer of employment to a staff position at the University of Michigan.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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